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Education Management Corporation Pittsburgh Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance could be better but they strive to balance employee's responsibilities (in 18 reviews)

  • Worked with great people, who were very dedicated to students (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • No job security and poor communication within company (in 37 reviews)

  • Does not really give a good work/life balance (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "NO Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenshaw, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenshaw, PA

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced place to work

    Cons

    walked to ethical lines daily


  2. "Admissions Representative"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions/Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions/Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    creative programs are more fun to enroll for; fun people to work with

    Cons

    Leadership[ needs to work on effective leadership

    Advice to Management

    better support of staff


  3. "Asst Dir of Admissions"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    They never waste a dollar on an employee or benefit.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Obtain offer in writing with numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on technology and end the good ole boy and girl club.


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  5. "Don't Do It"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay. This only because EDMC has to over pay to keep its employees.

    Cons

    Top executives to managers. Pressure to enroll non qualified potential students. All branches of this for profit school only cares about putting students in class knowing theor chances to succeed are less than 5%.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be a manager. Most were promoted because they are friends of other managers.


  6. "Systems Analyst (ServiceNow)/Change Management Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst/Change Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst/Change Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have gained a lot of experience with new tools that will help me in the future.

    Cons

    The work environment is not a good one, very catty/high schooly atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    As always you should treat your employees better. The better you treat them the more youll get out of them, pretty standard but this somehow got lost at this company.


  7. "Low morals"

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    Former Employee - Financial Aid Officer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Officer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime offered. Good people do work there

    Cons

    Poor pay, Call center atmosphere, forceful management, focused on sale numbers, low morals and ethics, does not care about their employees. They are not a good company to work for, upper management is awful.


  8. "EDMC"

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    Former Employee - The Center Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - The Center Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work from home several days per week, casual dress, team with flexible schedule, easy to take time off when necessary

    Cons

    Job security uncertainty, decrease in benefits (such as decreased and then eliminated 401k match), lack of communication from upper management, low morale across company

    Advice to Management

    Even when times are hard, be as open and honest as possible with workers.


  9. "Assistant Director of Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Admissions in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Education Management Corporation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Work Monday - Friday
    - Good work life balance

    Cons

    - No job security
    - Stock hovering around 4 cents a share
    - just closed (Teaching-out) 20 Schools

    Advice to Management

    Build employees, not numbers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Management is horrible!!"

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    Current Employee - Admission Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Admission Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You're able to make good money.

    Cons

    Too many unnecesary changes and no consistency with standard practices.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees because we are the ones who have daily interaction with students and potential students.


  11. "Dead end job"

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    Current Employee - Financial Aid Information Processor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Information Processor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Education Management Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free schooling, and benefits are great!

    Cons

    Management, work load, pay. Constantly stressed out over the expectations. Lay-off every year. management plays favorites.

    Advice to Management

    develop your teams instead of using firing and disciplining your employees as a way to 'motivate".



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